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In brief: Aquatic center art on Friday’s tour

SPOKANE – The Spokane Visual Arts Tour will be Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Spokane Arts Commission is inviting the community to view four of the six new art pieces that have been created for each of the city’s six new aquatic centers as part of the percent for art parks improvement bond.

•A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center, 1511 N. Elm St., featuring Tom Askman and Jaque Meng.

•Comstock Aquatic Center, 601 W. 29th St., featuring Bill and Karma Simmons.

•Hillyard Aquatic Center, 5718 N. Haven St., featuring Sister Paula Mary Turnbull and Betty Gardner.

•Shadle Aquatic Center, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., featuring Jason and Deborah Sheldon.

Not yet completed are Liberty Aquatic Center, featuring Roger Ralston, and Witter Aquatic Center, featuring Jan Wilhelmi.

For a complete listing of all Visual Arts Tour venues, exhibits, and events, visit

Appraisals offered at antiques show

SPOKANE VALLEY – Jim Custer Enterprises will have a new appraisal feature at this year’s Antique and Collectors sale at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., scheduled Friday through Sunday.

New to the event this year, attendees can bring their treasures to the Museum of Arts and Culture Appraisal Days event on Saturday and Sunday and find out what they’re worth. Cost is $5 per item. Appraisal fees benefit the MAC. There is a limit of three items per person, they must be hand carried items only, and firearms are not allowed.

The event offers the largest antique and collectors’ sale in the Inland Northwest and participants can choose from many items including furniture, glassware, estate jewelry and linens.

Hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost is $6 per person and is good for the entire weekend. Children 12 and younger are free.

For more information call Cheryl Custer-Branz at (509) 924-0588 or visit

Car club toy drive at Franklin Park

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Lowcos Toy Drives will be Saturday, in the Franklin Park Mall parking lot, on the corner of Division Street and Central Avenue, and Oct. 10 in the parking lot of Big Lots, 14024 E. Sprague Ave. Both toy drives are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New, unwrapped toys are appreciated. The drive will benefit Stevens Elementary School and is sponsored by The Lowcos Car Club of Spokane.

For more information, call Tony Strand at (509) 270-6777.

Candidates debate tonight at 6:30

HILLYARD – The Greater Hillyard Business Association will host a candidates’ debate tonight, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, located on Market Street at Diamond Avenue.

City council candidates Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref, and municipal judge candidates Tracy Staab and Bryan Whitaker will discuss their campaigns, and representatives from Envision Spokane and Save Our Spokane have also been invited to debate the merits of Proposition Four.

The debate is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (509) 768-6048.